McAfee: Smartphones, Apple top 2011 crime targets

From CNET Security firm McAfee expects malicious activity in 2011 to target smartphones, geolocation services like Foursquare, URL shorteners, and Apple products across the board, according to a new report released Tuesday.

Intel: Why a 1,000-core chip is feasible

From CNET Chipmaker Intel has been investigating the issue of scaling the number of cores in chips through its Terascale Computing Research Program, which has so far yielded two experimental chips of 80 and 48 cores.

In November, Intel engineer Timothy Mattson caused a stir at the Supercomputer 2010 Conference when he told the audience that one of the Terascale chips--the 48-core Single-chip Cloud Computer (SCC)--could theoretically scale to 1,000 cores.

COD: Black Ops players fire for effect 87 min a day

From CNET Activision wants to make sure you know just how popular the latest version of Call of Duty really is.

Call of Duty: Black Ops, released in early November, has a bigger audience than Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, and other late-night talk show hosts combined can muster in an entire week (the week of December 6, to be specific), according to Activision.

Samsung Galaxy Player Confirmed, Ready for CES

From DailyTech: Samsunghub is reporting that Samsung has confirmed a new, Android-based media player based on the popular Galaxy S line of smartphones.

The device, dubbed the Galaxy Player, is set to make its debut next weekend at the CES conference. The music and media player is a spin-off of the ubiquitous Galaxy S, and is quite similar, minus the cell connectivity.

Get Radeon HD 6970 for Price of HD 6950 Via Firmware Unlock

From DailyTech: Graphics card maker NVIDIA was infamous for frequently selling identical hardware in its GeForce (consumer) and Quadro (commercial) lineups, while charging 2-5 times more for Quadros. It didn't take long for some clever users to figure out how to soft mod certain cards to remove the restrictions preventing Quadro driver use on GeForce cards.

Samsung to Show iPod Touch Killer at CES

From PC World: Samsung went after the iPhone with the Epic 4G, the iPad with the Galaxy Tab, and now Samsung has its sights set on the iPod Touch with the Galaxy Player. Samsung is expected to announce American ship dates for its Android-based entertainment player during the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

The Galaxy Player will be available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB storage sizes, according to Samsung Hub.

Jays to Release Stylish, Midrange Earbuds in U.S.

From PC World: Swedish headset manufacturer Jays announced that its A-Jays Four iPhone earbuds for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad are being released in the U.S. market.

Jays headphones have picked up a number of awards from Macworld's international sites, so their addition to the U.S. product lineup adds a potentially attractive option to the midrange headset market.

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NZXT Sleeved LED Kit Review

Here is a quick question to test your IQ: What came after case windows? Well, vanity lighting kits that go inside your computer, of course. Back when AMD Athlon 64 processors were the rage among computer enthusiasts, my Cooler Master Cavalier 1 was equipped with two blue cold cathodes I purchased from a fellow American friend for $12 including shipping. It was really one of the coolest things in my opinion. I would stare inside, and marvel at the workings of my unique combination of printed circuit boards and multitude of fans working hard to keep the system temperature in check. Sure, blue cold cathodes look extremely generic by today's standards, and "cold" cathodes are far from being "cold" -- but the options we have do not go much further than that. The situation improved significantly when I got my hands on those Lamptron case lighting products in June 2008. In terms of technology, LEDs are compact and much more efficient, so it was easy -- at least for me -- to be creative with the color combination. But that's not for everyone, because even I have to admit a good amount of them were quite hard to mount properly. It was not until recently that chassis manufacturer NZXT finally came up with a solution to all these things. The NZXT Sleeved LED kit is a far more elegant answer to the usual improvised mounting methods employed by computer enthusiasts. Promising easy implementation for anywhere installation, how well does it translate to real life applications? We picked up three sets to see how it goes. Read on to find out what we have found!

View: NZXT Sleeved LED Kit review

QuickOffice Connect for iPad gets PowerPoint editing ability

From InfoWorld: The iPad has taken yet another step toward becoming a full-fledged laptop replacement for business users with Quickoffice's release of a free update for its Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite for iPad. The 2.0.0 version of the suite adds extensive text formatting and graphical editing abilities for PowerPoint 2003 files as well as viewing and presenting capabilities for PowerPoint 2007 files.


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